Ertzia

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Ertzia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Lepidostromatales
Hodkinson & Lücking (2014)
Family: Lepidostromataceae
Ertz, Eb.Fischer, Killmann, Sérus. & Lawrey (2014)
Genus: Ertzia
B.P.Hodk. & Lücking (2014)
Type species
Ertzia akagerae
(Eb.Fisch., Ertz, Killmann & Sérus.) B.P.Hodk. & Lücking (2014)

Ertzia[1][2] is a monospecific genus in the family Lepidostromataceae (the only family within the fungal order Lepidostromatales). The sole species is Ertzia akagerae. The genus is distinguished from all other lichenized clavarioid fungi (Multiclavula (Cantharellales), Lepidostroma (Lepidostromatales), and Sulzbacheromyces (Lepidostromatales)) by having a microsquamulose thallus that forms contiguous glomerules (reminiscent of a 'Botrydina-type' thallus) with a cortex of jig-saw-puzzle-shaped cells.[1] Ertzia akagerae grows on soil in the African tropics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hodkinson BP, Moncada B, Lücking R (2014). "Lepidostromatales, a new order of lichenized fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes), with two new genera, Ertzia and Sulzbacheromyces, and one new species, Lepidostroma winklerianum". Fungal Diversity. 64 (1): 165–179. doi:10.1007/s13225-013-0267-0. 
  2. ^ Ertz D, Lawrey JD, Sikaroodi M, Gillevet PM, Fischer E, Killmann D, Sérusiaux E (2008). "A new lineage of lichenized basidiomycetes inferred from a two-gene phylogeny: The Lepidostromataceae with three species from the tropics". American Journal of Botany. 95: 1548–1556. doi:10.3732/ajb.0800232. PMID 21628162. 

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